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Image of the Day: Infrared Tumors

By The Scientist Staff | April 18, 2018

A camera inspired by butterfly eyes allows surgeons to see cancer cells during surgery.

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Image of the Day: Butterfly Wing Scents

By The Scientist Staff | November 13, 2017

In Heliconius butterflies, researchers discover the importance of a male wing structure in female choice. 

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Image of the Day: Solar Butterfly

By The Scientist Staff | October 27, 2017

The wings of black butterflies are inspiring the design of new solar-cell technology.

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Image of the Day: Reunited and It Feels So Good

By The Scientist Staff | July 28, 2017

Zebrafish have a remarkable ability to heal their damaged nerve fibers following a spinal injury.

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Image of the Day: Colorful Crystals

By The Scientist Staff | April 27, 2017

Thecla opisena butterfly wings get their unique luster from the crystalline structures in their scales (bottom right).

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image: Image of the Day: Glowing Gut

Image of the Day: Glowing Gut

By The Scientist Staff | February 8, 2013

A maturing mouse gut nervous system (shown in orange), a mesh-like system of neurons that regulates digestion and gastrointenstial function, runs from the stomach through the intestines.

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Image of the Day

By The Scientist Staff | October 29, 2012

The Psyche (Leptosia nina) butterfly, shown here as a mating pair, is a weak flyer, making erratic movements as it bobs across the grass and rarely leaving ground level.

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